Displaced Stay At Home Californian in rural N. Carolina

The Many Faces of Joy

The Many Faces of Joy

Thursday, September 12, 2013


I've been tossing around the idea of opening a small shop in the little town that we call home now.  I have all this jewelry that my sister has painstakingly put together and it is original and beautiful and lovely and inexpensive.  I used to sell it in California and while it didn't make my sister or myself millionaires - it sold well and I didn't have to do all the work. 

I'm bored.  I need more to do.  The little job I do Monday through Friday has turned into that, a little job and I find that I need more to do - although I'm not willing to get a job that doesn't allow me to pick my kids up from school, at least not yet.  I know that working for yourself ends up being so many more hours than you plan on and that it takes a long time to turn a profit and that in a small town like Pittsboro you are totally dependent on tourists and tourist season but I have spent the last 8 months tossing around the idea of opening my own shop. 

Having never gone into business for myself I know that besides being a writer, it is the only other thing I haven't done that I would like to try.  And I know what I would sell in the store besides jewelry - shoes.

1 comment:

Whitney said...

Go for it! I'll fly out and help you set up shop!